Vol 4 No 1
January, 2000
ISSN 1097-9743

The ASEPNewsletter is devoted to informative articles and news items about exercise physiology. It is a monthly magazine of news, opinions, exercise physiology professionals, and events that shape exercise physiology. While it contains views and opinions of the Editor who oversees the ASEP Internet Websites, visitors can have a voice as well. We welcome interested practitioners, researchers, and academicians to e-mail the Publisher their thoughts and ideas or respond directly via the ASEP Public Forum.
February 2000
Exercise Physiology
Guess Editorial
Editorial Policy
Exercise Physiologists: The Right to Think Differently
One of the greatest needs in the professionalization of exercise physiology is the development of state chapters.  Are you interested in starting an exercise physiology association in your state? If you are, click on the following documents for a template of how to do so.  Naturally, the documents can and, perhaps, should be altered to fit your circumstances.

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Guest Editorial -Anyone!
Public Forum

ASEP President 
 Dr. Robert Robergs

President's November Report

ASEP Advertisements
Exercise Physiologists
Marquette University

-From the Editor-
Exercise Physiology
Tommy Boone, Ph.D., MPH, FASEP
The history of exercise physiology is inseparable from the history of sports medicine.  For 46 years, sports medicine beliefs, principles, and ideals have colored the thoughts and feelings of exercise physiologists in the United States.  The traditions and the practices that have grown out of the exercise physiology experience within sports medicine have left an indelible impression not only on developments of purely human performance matters, but on virtually every type of research of the human body.  This has been manifest in recreational sports and athletics, health and disease, rehabilitation and adult wellness programs, and, as well, in corporate fitness and personal training. 

Indeed, the indirect and unconscious influence sports medicine has often exercised on exercise physiology demonstrates the participants faith over many decades.  Even those who have contested the sports medicine influence have been affected by what they have opposed.  Whatever our beliefs, all of us are heirs to this legacy.  We owe a certain significant debt to the sports medicine movement and the exercise physiologists who contributed to the developments, interests, and concerns of exercise physiology.

Howver, the sports medicine message is no longer right for the exercise physiologist.  The shared interest may have been right for a short time, but not as the conglomerate organization it has grown into.  Nearly 50 years ago, when physical educators, had no other avenue to present their “physiology of exercise” research, sports medicine provided an organized, professional forum.  Much, if not most, of the sports medicine presentations for many years has been done by exercise physiologists.  In fact, much of what is referred to as sports medicine won its respect, very simply stated, by the hard work of many exercise physiologists. 

The research and the vision of exercise physiologists have appeal to the masses of people of every class and every race.  The obvious power of exercise physiology research and its import as expounded by exercise physiologists have resulted in undergraduate through doctorate programs of study.  However, these programs need significant curriculum work and none teach professionalism. It is not enought to impress the scientific community with our research skills and experimental methods.  Continued evolvement, recognition, and advancement in exercise physiology have to come from self-analysis, self-experimentation, and broad-based support for professionalism.

The earlier arrangement is out-dated as evidence by the striking emphasis on sports medicine at the exclusion of exercise physiology.  The historical understanding of the sports medicine/exercise physiology connection is no longer relevant.  If continued, it is like a bad marriage where the two should have gone their own way some years earlier.  Where it offered an “opportunity” – now it distracts from the hope of exercise physiologists who are grounded in the academic pursuit of professionalization.  It distracts from the spirit of unity, creates skepticism, and even possibly the ridicule of those who believe exercise physiologists have a right to their own professional organization.

It is time to declare to others that exercise physiologists have the right to their professional image and scientific credibility.  One factor that will contribute significantly to the rate of professional growth and independence is our right and willingness to define who we are, how we should be certified, by what standards and curricular requirements we believe are essential to conducting the professional business and research areas of interest in exercise physiology.  Unlike the exercise physiologists of the past, we now have our own professional organization.ASEP needs you!

Student Chapters
Interested in starting a Student Chapter at your institution, then contact
Dr. Robert Robergs at 505-277-1196 or the ASEP National Office (218-723-6297).
The Student Chapter ByLaws and Constitution are on the Internet.

Journal of Exercise Physiologyonline
The "first-ever" exercise physiology electronic journal, Be sure to click on the January 2000 issue of JEPonline. Each article can be printed either in HTML or PDF format, and can used in your work or as part of your classroom assignments.  As an author of an article in ASEPNewsletter, JEPonline, or PEPonline, you can list the work in your Resume' and other important documents.  There are no page charges to publish in the three ASEP documents.  ASEP meets the costs of publishing your work.

What about copyright? Both e-journals and the newsletter are listed with the Library of Congress via their own ISSN numbers (International Standard Serial Number).

ASEP Membership
Join the WMSWe are an organization of "312" Members and still climbing.

To become a member, print the Membership Application and forward it to the ASEP National Office, or call an ASEP representative at (218) 723-6297. Visit additional web sites for more information, click on the ASEP Table of ContentsCurrent weather at the ASEP National Office, Duluth, MN.

ASEP Membership feature:   Members by State!

Guest Editorial by Steven Jungbauer, MS, MBA, FAACVPR
The ASEPNewsletter is seeking guest editorials -- brief commentaries on a wide variety of issues. Everyone involved in: health, fitness, rehabilitation, sports, including medical, business, management, psychology, teachers, and students -- is welcome to share insights, concerns, points and counterpoints on any issue that impinges upon the exercise physiology profession.

PEPonline presents "FIVE" articles about professionalism.  Be sure to read the two articles by exercise physiologist's Mark E. Kaelin, MS, CSCS.  Mark is an Editor of the PEPonline.

Interesting web sites
Have you run across an interesting exercise physiology site?  If you have and would like it to be posted, please let me know via my email.

ASEP Abstracts
from the October, 1999 meeting
in Albuquerque, NM

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How many flexibility exercises are necessary for an athlete (or anyone for that matter), regardless of the sport? Please forward your response to the address.

TheASEPNewsletter is not a refereed newsletter.  Newsletters are open-ended so as to present a diverse set of opinions.  The papers in the each issue are concerned with issues and topics that have a bearing on the professionalization of exercise physiology.  As Editor, I especially welcome articles that critically address specific features of ASEP and its efforts to develop exercise physiology.  Views that support ASEP's vision, goals, and objectives as well as views that do not provide valuable lessons for our readers.  Submitted papers should be unpublished and non-copyrighted.  Submission of a paper will imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not submitted for publication elsewhere.  The Editor will pursue a policy of timely and meaningful review of each paper.  After the paper is accepted, the author(s) must provide the paper's final version in an electronic file on a diskette.  The paper should follow the example of published articles in the ASEPNewsletter.  The text format is flexible (regarding center headings, side flush headings, and so forth).  The reference style should conform to the style presently used in the JEPonline.

Send all submissions to the Editor: ASEP National Office, c/o Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH, FASEP, Department of Exercise Physiology, The College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Ave, Duluth, MN 55811

Guess Editorial

Never cease to pursue the opportunity to seek something different.  Don’t be satisfied with what you’re doing.  Always try to seek a way and a method to improve upon what you’re doing, even if it’s considered contrary to the traditions of an industry.” Howard Marguleas

Dear Exercise Physiologists:

I recently received information from the ACSM regarding the registry examination for clinical exercise physiologists. Believe me registry and licensure are two issues I have pondered for quite sometime. Each of you have probably given these issues some thought also. I am sure I have understated the amount of collective time and effort that has been given to the topics of certification and licensure for the exercise physiologist. 

Across the nation there is a movement to license clinical exercise physiologists. Licensure, because of its legislative nature, is a state issue. As a result, each state must have a state organization to champion this cause. The Indiana Association of Exercise Physiologists has been working for more than three years on licensure and the surrounding issues. We have been gathering information and we continue to learn a great deal about this legal process.

One of the most important things that we have learned is that the strength of each state's licensure law will hinge on the states affiliation to a national organization for exercise physiologists. This national organization must be dedicated solely to the profession of exercise physiology.  Every other licensed profession has their own national organization. These organizations are exclusive to the profession. If the profession of exercise physiology is going to rise to this standard we must have our own national organization exclusive to exercise physiologists. 

I have heard many exercise physiologists claim that the ACSM is their national organization. Unfortunately, the ACSM does not meet the litmus test to demonstrate that it is a professional organization dedicated to exercise physiologists. The American College of Sports Medicine is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to sports medicine which includes exercise. ACSM represents many professions and each of these professions have a national organization recognized by the ACSM except the exercise physiologists. In fact, when licensure bills have been introduced that try to use ACSM as the national organization for exercise physiologists the Physical Therapy Association has opposed this representation and  has successfully blocked legislation on the grounds that exercise physiologists lack a national organization. 

Several year ago a national organization for exercise physiologists was formed. It is the American Society of Exercise Physiologists. This organization is dedicated to the development of exercise physiology as a profession and is exclusive to exercise physiologists. If for no other reason than by default the ASEP passes the litmus test and is the national organization for exercise physiologists.  As such and like other professional organization, ASEP should be responsible for the certification of exercise physiologists.  In addition, ACSM should officially recognize ASEP and work with them to advance certification and licensure. 

Unfortunately our lack of professionalization, in the past, has led to the pollution of our profession by some 300 organizations that certify "exercise professionals". It is time for exercise physiologists to put an end to the dilution of our profession by organizations looking to build certification profit centers. In the future, licensure laws will require certification from the American Society of Exercise Physiologists not from the ACSM, ACE or any other "exercise" organization. 

It is time for exercise physiologists to grow their profession under one national organization which is exclusive to exercise physiologists. At the same time we must  maintain our active and critical role promoting the importance of exercise and our profession in multidisciplinary organizations like ACSM, AHA, AACVPR and others. 

Steven Jungbauer
Steven Jungbauer, MA, MBA, FAACVPR
Kosciusko Community Hospital
Health and Wellness Center
1500 Provident Drive, Suite D
Warsaw, IN 46580

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"When I tell people I am an Exercise Physiologist, they usually have no idea what I do.  But, the best part of my job is that I do so many different things.  I work in cardiac rehabilitation, diabetic fitness, do fitness testing, give exercise prescriptions, consult with individuals on motivation and goals, work on programming, give lectures, and numerous other projects. Everyday is exciting and my job is great about allowing me to expand on things I like to do.  My favorite parts of the job are teaching my interns because they are so eager to learn and I can relay my enthusiasm about the field.  We are also just beginning a program for women with breast cancer that shows to be very rewarding as well as challenging.  As you can tell, I love my decision to be in this field and continue to learn more with each day."   Rebecca

Career Resources
A list of Career Resources was published in the December 1999. ASEPNewsletter
Exercise Physiology Jobs / Career Tips: 21st Century

Abstract Search
National Library of Medicine: PubMed

Position Announcement at
Marquette University
in Exercise Science

The Program in Exercise Science in the Department of Physical Therapy at Marquette Univeristy is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor position to begin August 2000.  Our program includes the opportunity to work with a diverse student population and includes teaching and multidisciplinary research opportunities.  This is a ten month (additional support of summer research efforts possible) tenure track position.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

1. An earned doctorate in the area of Exercise Physiology or Biomechanics or a related field and two or more years of post-doctoral experience strongly suggested.
2. Evidence of potential for research and successful grant writing.
3. Demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching and active participation in allied professional organizations.
4. Previous teaching and laboratory experience in exercise physiology/biomechanics desired.  Ability to develop, establish and direct exercise physiology labs and/or cardiopulmonary testing or kinesiology/biomechanics with movement analysis. 5. Applicants should have primary expertise in aging/geriatrics or women's health as they relate to exercise physiology/biomechanics.  Subpecialties should include one or more of the folowing: assessment of sport performance, molecular adaptations of skeletal muscle, molecular techniques, conditioning and fitness, sports nutrition, or motion/movement analysis.
6. PT or ATC prefered but not required.
7. NSCA and/or ACSM certification desirable but not required.

1. Instruct and advise at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.Courses taught will include exercise physiology or kinesiology/biomechanics.  Other courses may include nutrition and performance, exercise and special populations, exercise testing, prescription, many course have laboratories or other advanced electives.
2. Provide leadership for a newly developed undergraduae exercise testing or motion analysis labs.
3. Conduct independent and colaborative research, grant writing and pursue external funding.  Publish in exercise physiology or other related journals.
4. Other duties and responsibilities will include directing and serving on theses committees, serving on departmental and university committees and providing appropriate community service.

All completed applications must be received by December 31, 1999. Applicants should submit a letter of interest with e-mail address and vita (unofficial transcripts requested), including the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three references, statement of interest relative to job description and summary statement of research interests and professional goals.

    Send to :
    Karen Wrench
    Search Committee
    Exercise Science
    PO 1881
    Marquette University
    Milwaukee,WI 53201-1881.

    Screening will begin immediately.
    Marquette University is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
    Karen Wrench
    Marquette University
    Program in Exercise Science 


The Department of Physiology is seeking a physiologist/exercise physiologist to participate in a dynamic medical education environment.  The successful candidate will provide leadership as part of  an initiative to develop a strong presence of exercise physiology in the medical school curriculum and scholarly productivity of the University.   The position involves modest participation in the teaching program.  Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. or equivalent  in physiology, exercise physiology or related field, postdoctoral experience and a proven record in research.  Special consideration will be given to those with experience in medical applications of exercise, respiratory physiology and proven instructional talents.  Must be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment and possess excellent communication skills.

For additional information, contact the Search Committee Chair:
Gary O. Ballam, Ph. D.

Applications will be reviewed until a successful candidate is identified.  Candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references to:

Dawn M. Harrington
Director of Human Resources
The University of Health Sciences
1750 Independence Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64106-1453
Phone: 816.283.2371
Fax: 816.283.2285

Exercise Physiologists

"3" self-motivated, independent EPs needed to perform Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing on a mobile basis.  Ideal candidate will also be able to establish and maintain exercise programs in Physician's Offices for cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab as well as simple deconditioning.  ACLS and ACSM certifications required.  Transportation is provided.  Nashville, chattanooga, Atlanta, and Macon areas available.  Please fax resume to : (912) 272-04208
Accumed Systems of TN, LLC
424 Academy Ave
Dublin, GA 31021
1-800-308-7304 ext. 5309


Internship Program

The Kosciusko Community Hospital Health and Wellness Center provides two internship positions for undergraduate and graduate students in exercise physiology and related majors. The internship provides the student with hands on experience and skill development in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, weight management and wellness services.  Interns generally receive academic credit and/or field experience from their college or university. Each appointment is one semester in length (15 weeks). Interns are paid a stipend of approximately $3000.

To receive additional information and an application packet, please contact:
Steven Jungbauer, MA, MBA, FAACVPR
Kosciusko Community Hospita
Health and Wellness Center
1500 Provident Drive, Suite D
Warsaw, IN 46580
(219) 372-7890

The following are application deadlines:

  • Spring semester – Last day of September. Notification of acceptance will be by last day of October. The approximate starting date is the first or second week of January.
  • Fall semester – Last day of May. Notification of acceptance will be by last day of June. The approximate starting date is the last week of August or first week of September.
  • Summer semester – Last day of February. Notification of acceptance will be by last day of March, approximate start date of third or fourth week in May.
  • * Starting dates can be changed on the basis of availability and semester scheduling at different schools.


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